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Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence renewed for sixth time

Penn State Press Release | August 7, 2021

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The Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence (VLRCOE) was awarded another five years of funding through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and NASA. In its 25th year as one of three such centers in the United States, VLRCOE received about $7.5 million to investigate 10 new tasks related to vertical lift technology and related educational activities over the next five years. Penn State will cost share $3.3 million for this work, totaling $10.8 million in new funding. 

The Penn State Vertical Lift Research Center of Excellence houses a full-motion base rotorcraft flight simulator. The facility allows researchers to investigate real-time flight dynamics, controls and handling qualities. Penn State Photo

“The mission of the center is to understand and break through the barriers the vertical lift community faces, such as higher speeds, longer ranges…

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Source: verticalmag.com